Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Entertainment and Sports Auction December 9th
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RARE ALS OF FRANK JAMES TO MR. BLACKMORE. An autograph Letter Signed ("Frank James") to Ted Blackmore, in blue pencil, regarding promotion for a future appearance, Fletcher, OK, April 19, 1909, pages creased and toned, brittle, minor restoration at folds.

James writes a colleague about future appearances but begs the other man not to spend money on advertisements, but to use up existing posters: "When I wrote as to Fairs as Starter I had no idea of you thinking advertising on Bill Board, and will request you not to do so. I thought as you already had a tent that it would be to your interest to get me a few Fairs and during the week run your show as I said in my former letter if a week was not filled for my starting. We could go out to other towns and show and you could use up the papers you had left over from our little trip to eastern Texas. Do not go to any expense on my account advertising or otherwise. As to going to Dallas during the Fair, I cannot go as I lived to long in that place am satisfied I would not be a drawing card."

Theodore Sherman "Ted" Blackmore (1864-1922) is known to have been a friend of Frank James, and the organizer of a road show called The Bandit's Last Call. In this letter, he is attempting to lure Frank James out of retirement for lucrative public appearances, but not having much luck.

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,470.00
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Thursday, December 9, 2021.

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